Do you suffer from anxiety or depression?
Is low self-esteem adversely impacting your life, your happiness, or even your success?
Do you feel generally stressed or irritable?
Are you very often engaged in destructive negative thoughts and behaviors?
You are not alone. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, at least 1 in 5 adult Americans experience a mental illness, with nearly 10 million living with a severe mental illness. Additionally, millions of others report suffering from low self-esteem.
As difficult as these challenges are, and as distant as recovery may seem, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment proven to be effective in most areas of concern. As an article published in the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research states: “The evidence-base of CBT is very strong.” CBT has proven results for insomnia, chronic pain, anger issues, anxiety disorders, bulimia, psychosomatic disorders, and general stress.
So if you can relate to the following…
– You struggle with anxiety or depression
– You feel angry and experience trouble controlling your behavior
– A restful, sleep-filled night sounds like a God-send
– Low self esteem is undermining your happiness
– Chronic pain is negatively impacting your mental health
– You would love to clear away destructive thoughts
– You wish to create a less stressed and better managed life
Then cognitive behavioral therapy may be the ideal treatment approach for you.
CBT is a powerful therapeutic approach which is based on the fact that thoughts impact emotions which in turn impact behaviors. It hones in on your automatic beliefs and assumptions and how these manifest when you experience activating events.
In CBT, we identify the judgmental thoughts that inform your feelings, decisions, and actions, and challenge these in a safe and non-judgmental way. CBT provides you with greater understanding of your internal dialogue, helping you to develop different thinking patterns and beliefs to better reflect both the reality around you and a more confident self-image. By changing or modifying your thoughts, you can change the resultant emotion and engage in more effective behaviors.
If you’d like to work with me in experiencing how CBT can improve your life, please contact me today for an appointment.